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  • Bert
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    9000x

    WILL ONE OF THE MODERATORS PLEASE THROW THE "MAKE MONEY AT HOME" OUTTA HERE??!!!!!!!!!!
    anyway....
    I bought my speedglass 9000x and the original batteries lasted almost 3 years. 2nd set I put in (Energizer was all the drugstore had) lasted 3 months. I'm on the 3rd set now.
    When I'm welding around pipe, it blocks the sensors and I go blind.
    When I'm doing regular tig on the table, sensors cut out 1/2 the time.
    Regular mig and stick; good 100%
    Just bought a Miller Elite and will use it only for tig (don't want to ruing the graphics). For around pipes? $40 huntsman....
    Last edited by Bert; 03-18-2008, 11:55 PM. Reason: grammer

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  • Black Wolf
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    My Speedglas 9000X is either 5 or 6 years old now. Still have the same OEM batteries. I use it 5 or 6 days a week. I manually turn off the helmet vs. letting the 1/2 hr timer turn it off. Never had a lick of trouble. The only quirk I've found to the helmet is that is does go back to shade 3 (non welding) during a weld once in a while, but that is either because I'm in such a tight spot that my hands are shielding the helmets sensors, OR that my outer lens is so darn dirty that the sensors are not getting a clear signal for Arc On-time. Pretty much the same issue both examples. I just move my head so the sensors aren't obstructed anymore, or change the outer lens. No big deal. LOVE THE HELMET. Am thinking of buying a new 9002X and using the one I have now for a back up.

    Later,
    Jason

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  • PLUMMER
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    Hey Squig or others that are having problems with their speedglass, if you are getting rid of it or throwing away. let me know I will take them all.........Just contact me thru email or PM here.. Thanks Dave.

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  • tsutt
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    Thanks, for the info. i bet i don't have 200 hrs on this helmet. Todd

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  • Iron man
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    We had several speed glass helmets at work they didnt last very long had the same trouble you mentioned with going off. ours would do it right in the middle of a weld. so we switched back to huntsman best we have had so far.

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  • arc
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    love my speed glass helmet. i have not had any problems with mine.

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  • nate
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    ohhhh

    the millers now have 2 yr warranty, thats on headband, also, had alot of ppl ask me

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  • nate
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    re : speedglas

    the warranty is 2 yrs, take it back, they will replace it , the optrel isnt the better alternative, it has the small lens, and no batteries, then if it isnt used regularly, you must put it in the sun to charge it, also for out of position, or grinding, try the miller elite helmets, or the jackson next gen lens, jackson now has a full view lens, the largest of the brand names, it just came out.... you should get yrs out of a 3M speedglas

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  • tsutt
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    speedglass

    I've been having trouble with my 9000x batts only last a couple of weeks, 6-8hrs of welding. Anybody know why? Todd

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  • nate
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    re: helmets

    its 2yrs on lens, optrel, jackon, speedglas , miller is 18 months. helmets are like cell phones, if you have had one for 5 yrs, you have got your moneys worth, drop it once or twice, it may be down hill, its lens is crystal, and all self enclosed, no repairs, so be careful with them,

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  • Mitch
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    speedglas warranty

    The warranty on the hood is for one year and the lens is for three years. At least thats what my dealer did for me.

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  • wldrman
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    I use my speedglass at work. The biggest problem I've found is The sensor are located in a way that they are easily blocked. If I need to do tight work I throw on old dependable, No electronics. The other problem is, when a forklift passes by the lense will flash with the beacon on the lift.

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  • burninbriar
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    I have an Optrell and I am very pleased with it. I think you'll be happy with youre decission.

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  • squig
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    they swear tht its the batteries i also have a selstrom ive had it ten years or so might have changed the batts three times thats why i went with the optrell this time no bats

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  • burninbriar
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    I seem to remember some one on the askandy forrum a while back ago haveing a simmular problem. Cant say for sure it was a speedglass though. I think they replaced his filter for him.

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